Kimberly Turner Nesbitt
Dr. Nesbitt is the co-leader for the PECC working group. She studies the development of young children’s cognition, namely executive function, memory, and academic skills. She studies the internal processes and external influences that enhance or disrupt development of these constructs. She also pursues a line of applied research that examines the educational and instructional practices that contribute to the emergence of more sophisticated cognitive abilities and enable young children from diverse backgrounds to learn and achieve academically in early educational environments. Dr. Nesbitt’s works have been published in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly.